Monsoon Prayer for Anjuna River
'We Are Weather Series' - site specific performance on the river steps by St Anthony's Church in Siolim during the Sao Joao Festival.
Brydee Rood 2016 | Videographer: Romain Loustau
HD Video Installation with Sound
Monsoon Prayer for Anjuna River is a ritual steeped in the fluid landscape, the artist leads a silent ceremony in the depth of Goa's Monsoon, a communication with the water echoing a sensitive human footfall between earth and sky, a slow meditative prayer for our rapidly changing climate. The old steps form a passage between man and river - by occupying this space, 3 bodies wearing hand painted clay water-pots over their heads and cloaked in garments folded, draped, dyed with natural indigo and detailed with drawings which reference invented ritual, water and change gods - seek confluence within bodies of water, monsoon, patterns of climate change and the localised water festivities of Sao Jaoao. Geopolitically the action is underscored by the here and now, it is part of an ongoing movement titled 'We Are Weather' reflecting a yearning for our deeper connection with the natural world; the River, weather, to water as an essential life force, not limited as a commodity, resource, thing to be used, consumed, wasted, polluted and profited by in a flailing globalised capitalist system.
Masta Justy is a Bangalore based artist; he experiments with novel, complexly textured sounds that evolve through Indian classical and Tamil film soundtracks from the 70's and 80's. Masta Justy's soundscapes encourage you to pay attention to how you listen and experiment with new ways of listening.